20th May 2016

Hospice supporters take to the air

A Worcester fire and security expert will be amongst a team of thrill seekers taking on a wing-walking challenge this summer for St Richard’s Hospice.

Wayne Powell, from Worcester, will join nine others already signed up to take part in the adrenaline fuelled challenge in August. Each challenger will take off for an incredible experience, safely strapped into a 5-point harness, that will include zooms and climbs at speeds of up to 130mph.

St Richard’s Hospice have teamed up with Aerobatic Tactics for this special event, the only company in the UK to hold permission from the Civil Aviation Authority to offer such experiences to the public.

Mr Powell, whose daily role at Powell Fire & Security Limited is dedicated to keeping local people safe, will be feeling the fear and exhilaration of leaving behind solid ground for this special flight from Leicester Airport, passing close to cheering and waving friends and family.

Wayne said; “When I heard that St Richard’s were organising their first wing-walking day, I couldn’t resist signing up. This is a great opportunity to help a worthy cause and of course I’m looking forward to the thrill of being stood on top of a plane! I’ve always wanted to try wing-walking and have heard such great things about the hospice, so how could I refuse? My family and friends have been very supportive and I am confident that I will be able to reach my £1,000 fundraising target.”

To donate to Wayne’s challenge visit www.justgiving.com/WildWaynesWingWalk/

There are still a few places on the St Richard’s group wing-walking day on Sunday 21st August. To find out more visit our Wing Walking event page.